Summer Share #13 of 22: 8/27 + 8/29 A Chillby Erin and Steve on 08/25/19
This is the 3rd day in a row I've had to wear a sweatshirt because of the chill in the air in the morning. It's a great time of year to have your windows open in the house. It makes working conditions pretty nice, too.The cooler weather crops are liking this weather, too. You'll see a small change in the share this week, but a big one in the coming weeks as the vegetable varieties start to change with the changing night time temperatures and day length.
So again, I have to remind everyone not to rush to pumpkin lattes and apples, there is plenty of time for that. Savor the summer squash, cucumbers, tomatoes and melons and peaches...all the fleeting crops that I'm sure some people whined about at one point already. I eat cucumbers like it is nobody's business during the summer, because they are only available for about 10 to 12 weeks out of the year. That's 40 weeks without fresh cucumbers (this isn't counting the pickles I make and can). Same with tomatoes.
So let's celebrate the insane bounty of the share this week (the shares have been ginormous these past few weeks and this week is no different) and accept the changing seasons as they happen! This week's share will include: potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, onions, carrots, beets, peppers, eggplant, hot peppers, kohlrabi, melons, chard, kale, tomatoes, cabbage, bok choy, lettuce and sweet corn.
The fruit share will include seedless table grapes, peaches and plums.